Geek & Sundry has partnered with Dark Horse Comics to release a special hardcover edition of Critical Role – Vox Machina: Origins, the six-issue comic series inspired by Geek & Sundry’s long-running Dungeons & Dragons series Critical Role. Critical Role – Vox Machina: Origins#1 was the fastest- and strongest-selling comic for Dark Horse Digital making it among the top-selling issues and series in Dark Horse Digital history. This new volume brings together Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins #1–#6, which explore the enthralling origins of the Vox Machina team and provides fans with a closer look at the show’s setting, the captivating world of Exandria.
Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins follows six would-be heroes as they uncover a plot to destroy the small coastal town of Stilben. The comic series is written by Matthew Colville with interior art by Olivia Samson, a member of the Critical Role fan community, and coloring and lettering by Chris Northrop. Readers of Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins can expect more than 160 pages of magical storytelling and bonus content.
Critical Role is a live multi-platform role-playing show featuring Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer and a troupe of fellow voice actors Ashley Johnson, Marisha Ray, Taliesin Jaffe, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Laura Bailey, and Liam O’Brien. Each week, nearly half a million viewers tune into Critical Role, with the series racking up over 53 million total views since its launch in March 2015.
Critical Role: Vox Machina Originshardcover is offered in both limited and standard editions. The standard edition features cover art by Stjepan Šejić with a spot gloss treatment, while the limited edition comes bound in foil-stamped and burnished faux leather, along with a lithograph and cloth portfolio, housed in a faux leather, foil-stamped, and burnished slipcase. The standard edition of Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins is available for $44.99 and the deluxe edition for $99.99. Along with the stunning artwork, readers will find the complete collection of Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins#1–#6, annotated cover process pieces, preliminary character sketches, and character descriptions and stats.